LOT schedules Budapest - Belgrade service

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LOT Polish Airlines has scheduled and put on sale flights between Budapest and Belgrade, which are due to commence on March 30, 2020. The airline has adjusted its schedule from the one initially outlined, with services between the two cities to operate on a daily basis during the afternoon hours. Flights will be maintained by the 112-seat Embraer E195 jet. Return tickets in economy class with carry-on baggage are currently selling at 120 euros. Further flight details can be found here.

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  1. Pity they changed the schedule. The early morning departure from BEG and late evening departure from BUD was perfect for a day trip.

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    1. Huh? The flight departed at 05.15, that's horrible. Like this they can offer connections to North America.

      Also great to see more flights during the dead period of the day, similar to AF.

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    2. Interesting you think only of a day trip to BUD. Why not to BEG?

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    3. Probably because he/she is from Belgrade and wants to go on day trips there :)

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    4. We should get Hungarians to visit BEG.

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    5. yes especially since they visit northern Serbia already in huge numbers.

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    6. I'd rather visit Debrecen than Budapest, maybe W6 launches flights from there?

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    7. Enough of that one-way tourism.

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    8. @Anonymous 7 August 2019 at 11:14

      Because I'm from Belgrade. The schedule was good for going for a day there without needing to pay for a hotel to spend the night. It was also good for business people going to Budapest.

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    9. It was not good for business people, they dont want to get up in 3am to go to Budapest.
      Please, stop that mantra.

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    10. Jesus if there was O&D market then JU would not have suspended Budapest or even if they did then Wizz Air would have stepped in. A large market is not left unserved by airlines y'all.

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    11. Waking up at 3 AM if one wants to catch any morning flight out of BEG is very much a reality for many of us travelling on business, especially for us not living in New Belgrade district.
      It's insane, but became even a norm. I hate it, but not much I can do if I want to come back home in the evening.

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    12. You mean, you are waking up because you have to, not because you want to...

      Anyway, its al about destination you flying and preferences. But currently most early morning flights are staring from 6 something AM, not a 5am like this LOT original schedule. And with that flight you would be in Budapest in 6am, so 2-3 hours before almost any work hours.

      My point is - no one who travel for business would suggest that LOT schedule as business convenient.

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  2. Interesting that they have over an hour turnaround time.

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    1. Probably due to slot restrictions in BUD. The airport is booming right now with new flights being announced on a daily basis.

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    2. Gosh! How does BUD manage that without the national carrier? :)

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    3. Massive subventions by the airport, that's how they only managed to make a tiny profit now after ten years when MA went bankrupt.

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    4. Little longer turnaround time provides you with some buffer time in case flight is late...

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    5. Or maybe they know flights will be full so they need more time to board and deplane passengers.

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    6. Yes, they know that for fact. LOT has hired world famous Baba Vanga, and she told them...
      Jesus...

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  3. Good for BEG to have some growth in their pocket for next year. This year has definitely been more than outstanding already!

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  4. 2020 is turning out to be a good year for BEG. So far in winter we have:

    +1 GVA on easyJet
    +2 MSQ on Belavia (third was nonstop last year)
    +2 BCN on JU
    +2 MAD on JU
    +2 RJK on JU
    +2 KRR on JU
    +2 CAI on JU
    +2 HEL on JU
    +7 CDG on AF

    Total: 22 extra frequencies in winter

    Summer:

    +7 BUD on LO

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    1. +2 IEV on JU

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    2. Correction anon 11:15, JU is flying to KBP, not IEV.

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    3. IEV is general code for Kiev. JU is probably switching to IEV from winter season.

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    4. You are contradicting yourself here. If IEV is general code for Kiev, how could JU be switching to IEV, if that is not a particular airpot, but rather general code? IEV is IATA code for Zhuliany Airport, not the whole Kiev. Also, where did you get that information that JU is switching from KBP to IEV? That doesn't make any sense.

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    5. IEV is both the general code for Kiev and Zhuliyani airport.

      I know from internal sources.

      https://ibb.co/0fxKzTL

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    6. There cant be 1 code for 2 airports.
      IEV & KBP are different airports

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    7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IATA_airport_code
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_by_IATA_code:_I

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    8. IEV is both the code for Kiev (city) and Zhuliyani airport (IEV).

      The Borispol airport code is KBP.

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  5. I am looking at London and they have some really great offers:

    BEG-BUD 15.45-16.25
    BUD-LCY 17.15-19.00

    LCY-BUD 09.30-13.00
    BUD-BEG 13.50-14.35

    Total: 21.453 RSD / €180

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    1. That is too expensive, you can get direct with wizz for 100 euros. Why bother with cnx flight ?

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    2. €100 on Wizz Air? From where? Certainly not from Belgrade. ;)

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    3. 100 euros Wizzair to LTN. LCY is basically in city center.

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    4. W6 is rarely less than €150 unless you want to fly to Luton in mid November on a Tuesday.

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    5. And wizz for 100 eur probably only with one purse/lap top bag. Plus they fly to Luton which is not London is strick sense

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    6. I just checked flights for BEG-LTN one way without anything and average fare is 8.612 Dinars or €72. That's not really cheap for an airlines like Wizz Air, no value for money.

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    7. TSR is the best and cheapest option to London.

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    8. I guess the route (TSR) must be underperforming if it's always so cheap.

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    9. It wouldn't surprise me, the market isn't that big, around 1.5 million passengers.

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  6. I think LOT will struggle on this route. They're sending a huge plane on a destination with virtually non O&D and with very few onward connections. 737MAX was an excuse to delay the launch cause they learned they'll be massacrated in winter first and foremost by Air France/Delta, Swiss, Lufthansa, their own flights to Warsaw, last but not least Air Serbia. All of the competitors have numerous advantages in capacity, onwards network, service quality (LOT service is crap on long-haul) or O&D market where Air Serbia has an advantage. All in all this is looking like a misguided adventure.

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    1. You obviously did not fly on LO B789!!! You probably think they still fly their old B767!

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    2. I think of their recent reviews on the 788 and 789.

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    3. Few O&D passengers. There will surely be 30-40 everyeday. The daily connections for Brussels, London City and North America. It should work.

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    4. That's quite a bit optimistic.

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    5. It's a very short flight so there won't be many costs. Also I saw that LO scheduled E95 in winter to BEG, I hope in summer we get Boeing.

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    6. If there were 30-40 pax JU would have made it work.

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    7. JU doesnt have the network to make those flights work.

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    8. You were just speaking of O&D pax.

      LO has in BUD with five destinations out of which most are served from Belgrade?

      Give me a break.

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    9. Mind you, if flights were that profitable Belavia surely wouldn't have axed them with a small plane.

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    10. Well Belavia axed them due to the fact that they did not have to make a stop in BUD anymore to have full flights to Minsk. They are able to do it now without BUD stop.

      It is actually good news.

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    11. Belavia is great as they are taking care of a whole new market that was underserved. They are a Soviet version of BT. :D

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    12. It certainly don't add to your arguement that BUD-BEG is booming with O&D traffic be it on LO, JU or B2.

      Even the much larger PRG wasn't enough to offset costs of the route.

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    13. Don't know about you but I would rather have three weekly non-stop to MSQ than two flights that go via BUD. Like this everyone wins.

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  7. Impressive add, I am so happy that we are getting more and more options to fly abroad!

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  8. I am very glad that after all BEG did not lose air connection with BUD.

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    1. Air Serbia should have served the route.

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    2. Or even the Hungarian Solyom airlines could have operated these flights.

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    3. Well LOT is going AGAINST Air Serbia.

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  9. Would be nice if LO increases WAW-BEG to double daily so like that we could have three daily LO birds in Belgrade. They would be great competition to OS which was dominated the market for too long. The Polish Hussar is the new sheriff in town!

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  10. It looks like that minimum price for BEG-BUD-BEG with LO is 120 EUR.

    That is surely not cheap

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    1. When you drive, alone, it'll take a little less.

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  11. Dajem im rok do kraja januara 2020-e da otkazu letove.

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  12. Air Serbia Niš Budimpešta povratna karta oko 50e, kombi Bg Niš 25 e povratna ili bus 10e povratna, definitivno kome odgovara bolje ići do Niša ili Bg Budimpešta kombijem za 50e povratna, 4-5 sati vožnje

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    1. 4-5 sati vožnje, plus 4-5 sati čekanja na granici ako je leto.

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